Grateful Dead Live at Boston Garden on 1977-05-07
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Set 2 Terrapin Station-> Samson & Delilah, Friend Of The Devil, Estimated Prophet, Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Wharf Rat-> Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues
SBD> Betty Reels> PCM> DAT> Digitally read in on SGI> SHN; USB missing, Around has a couple of uncorrectable blems; (note missing USB- one might infer this stemmed from the WBOTB source distribution- their USB was intended to become filler on a 4/78 show which did not end up getting around); note tracking in info file here is 9-6-4, tracking in md5s is 8-6-4?
- 2004-04-09 14:43:16
- SBD> Betty Reels> PCM> DAT> Digitally read in on SGI> SHN
- Boston, MA
- Boston Garden
Subject: Some of the rats were too young for this one
Subject: PEGGY Ohhhh!
Subject: And Thats The Way It Is
Subject: Half Step is a Full Thrill
Subject: great show
Subject: PHIL = BEAST
Subject: first show
Subject: just like then
Subject: Best show of 1977!
The Barton Hall show was downloaded 126,000+ times. Compare that to the Boston Garden show that was downloaded 308,000+ times. I have the Palladium 4/30 flac (lossless) show that I purchased from the deadnetstore.com. The quality is out-of-this-world! Guess what? The quality from the Boston Garden show sounds almost, if not as good, IMHO (and its not even lossless).
Now for the show First of all, forget about the equipment repairs that last several minutes in between some of the songs. They only helped the perfection of this awesome concert, as well. When you burn your _vbr.mp3s to disk, you dont have to burn the equipment repair fillers, anyway. The 1st set is as good as any 1st set Ive heard. Bertha Cassidy Deal Jack Straw is smokin! Peggy-O is definitely a top-3 of all time, and New Minglewood Blue sounds better than the Barton Hall version, without a doubt!
Now we get to Mississippi Half-Step. Another user stated he thought the best Half-Steps were from 80 and 81 until he heard this one. I couldnt echo that any more! This Half-Step is without a doubt, the fucking bomb!! I have NEVER heard Garcias guitar transcend my mind like it does on this song! Absolutely, breathtaking! If anyone can find a better Half-Step, then Id sure like to know! It actually reminds me of Jerrys guitar on the Dark Star from Live Dead. Its that good, folks!! Big River, Jed and TMNS round out the 1st set, that just doesnt let up!
And the 2nd set is about as good as Ive heard for a 2nd set. Terrapin into Sampson just blows me away! Friend of the Devil and Estimated Prophet will have you jammin no matter what you are doing. Eyes of the World is very good and Drums is not drawn out, but Eyes is certainly not a top-10. However, The Wheel leading into a 15-1/2 minute Wharf Rat is ridiculous and one for the ages! Around and Around is solid, but the U.S. Blues culminates this show into a top-5 show of all time, IMHO. By the way, Jerry breaks a string before U.S. Blues, but fixes it before the finale.
People have commented on the equipment problems during this show. As far as Im concerned, it only made this show better because so much tuning was done before most songs that only made the songs sound that much better! The only minor flaws in this show is a slight feedback at the beginning of Bertha, and Jack Straw only lasted 5 minutes. But that is me just being picky! LOL
Go listen to Barton Hall, and then listen to Boston Garden. If the 5/7 Boston Garden had a version of Scarlet > Fire from the 5/8 Barton Hall show added to the 2nd set, then this Boston Garden show may have been the best show of all-time! Definitely would have been the best show in 1977. If they only could have played Good Lovin after Bertha before Cassidy! OMG!! Can you imagine that??
Danny from Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.
Subject: Has Anyone Seen My Boots?
This Half-Step alone is worth 5 stars!!
Absolutely incredible. Inspired. Tight. Rockin'. And so meaningful in Boston, MA!!! My hometown!!!!
Subject: Jerry loved Boston
Subject: Like a steam locomotive rollin' down the tracks
Subject: Wow - good show!
I am seriously enjoying the living daylights out of this archive!!!!! Thank you again and again:)
Subject: best ever
Subject: Jerry G sweetness...personified
âThe Wheelâ - Transcendental. âEyesâ - Mystical, bro. Terrapin - ON! âSamsonâ? - Absolutely, tenaciously Phil-licious. Then thereâs Sweet Pearly, whoâs always, always been true to me. And the âPeggy Oâ? Well this tune is, as other Jerry freaks are no doubt aware...tender, gentle...like your first frisky frolic in the back of a D-tour schoolbus...
Share the love - and the vault gems - friends. And let the 5/7 keep those thought jewels polished up like the finest silver...
Subject: More Magic Hours- Thank God they were Taping!
Subject: what it's all about
Subject: very tight show
By the way the June 9th Winterland 1/2Step is better! Involentary smile!!
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org happy to share/trade with responsible fans.
Subject: Start to finish
Subject: ***** for Miss. Half-Step
Jerry is indeed on his way at the 4:16 mark, shooting off rockets left and right, but this one gets my vote because the entire band comes together and literaly POUNDS this thing, as one, into the floor at the 7:10 mark. They could have gave it up at the 6:48 mark but Mickey/Bill ratchet it up, Phil drops in effortless set-up notes and Jerry takes the slam. The band slam isn't all though- Jerry does scrambled eggs before giving it up. Absolute perfection.
Jerry gets lost once on the second section vocal for a sec but what a killer solo to close it out. And Donna doesn't quite "round out" Grande-dee-OOO but the first half perfection is so rare that these bits are easily forgotten.
Subject: TO GET THE SOUNDBOARDS
THIS IS STILL BETTER THAN THE OLD DAYS WHEN YOU COULDN'T EVEN FIND TAPERS OR ANYONE WITH TAPES, SPREAD THE WORD !!! SEEMS TO ME THAT PEOPLE ARE GETTING A LITTLE SPOILED AROUND HERE, FORGOTTON ABOUT THERE ROOTS !!!
Subject: Don't Sleep...
Subject: KeithÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ´s playing
Subject: Been Listening to this show for 14 years.
1.The Peggy-O solo...............Fabulous. has never quit! So beautiful, flows so smoothly.
3. The half-step that I fell in love with..... Best, Best, Best, may I say it one more time BEST!
Subject: Keith! Jerry!!! Terrapin!!!!!!!!!
The whole show is kick ass...the chemisry is tight. Sound quality is excellent. I have to say again as I've said before...Jerry's tone is amazing! March - June 1977 Jerry had the best tone I've ever heard from anyone to this date. I would recommend all shows from the MArch Winterland run through June 1977 to all deadheads...and to newbies looking for the reason this magnificent band had/and still has so many devoted fans.
The biggest highlight for me here is the Terrapin!!! I love the up tempo feeling and Jerry's solo is perfect note for note. His tone is superb. Damn, what a night!
Subject: Keith Godchaux Anyone?
Subject: Drifting through
Subject: Boston Magic
Subject: thanks to the archive, the Music will NEVER stop!
Subject: i've found nirvana
Subject: great quality
Subject: Mississippi Half-Step
Subject: Choosing a source for this show.
To my ear, the remaster is much better. The sound is much more up front and clear. Yeah, Phil is louder in the source here, but you can hear the tones of his bass much better on the remaster. There is no lack of Phil on the remaster. But don't take my word for it.
Thanks to the masters of the remaster.
Subject: Jerry vocals
Subject: New Remaster On The Way
Soon to arrive here at the LMA: Rob Eaton's re-dbx-decoded remaster of this BettyBoard source, with edits etc. performed by The Wiz. In addition to the improved sound and Aud patches filling in tunings and the cut in Around and Around, the new version features inclusion of the U.S. Blues encore, albeit from a different soundboard source.
Overall a smoking show!
Subject: Good Stuff
Subject: Preachin' to the choir
Subject: What a Half Step!
Subject: the holy trinity
Subject: my favorite show. period.